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1  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: DeckDB.com on: November 17, 2010, 11:18:09 am
emidln is the search function not working, or does "type in a query string" mean something other than "type in a card name"?

Looking into this now. This probably broke when I changed stuff up to support the new stylesheet.

Edit: Just checked this by searching by player (tried Stephen Menendian and Jordi Amat) and by card (tried Dark Ritual, Fastbond, Samurai of the Pale Curtain, life from the loam). Can you give me an example of something that you think should work but didn't seem to?

Thanks for checking it out.  I searched for Goblin Lackey and then Dark Ritual and got "error on page".

EDIT:  It must have to do with the default browser on my work computer (IE 7.0.6001 etc).  Just tried it with Firefox and it worked fine.
2  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: DeckDB.com on: November 15, 2010, 03:25:29 pm
emidln is the search function not working, or does "type in a query string" mean something other than "type in a card name"?
3  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free Article] The Writers Toolbox on: November 10, 2010, 01:36:02 pm
Great article.  And the links at the bottom really reminded me how good Menendian's tourney reports are.  Incredibly detailed, thought processes explained, going through multiple lines of play, etc
4  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Magic players = neckbeards? on: November 10, 2010, 01:32:12 pm
Help perpetuate the stereotype, while raising money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Livestrong.

You can sign up at movember.com.  You stop shaving (or just grow a porn-stache) for the month of November, make a "mospace" page, give out the link, and get donations.  I know a lot of us have corporate jobs, but what employer will say no to this?  Mine didn't, and many will dollar-match.
5  Eternal Formats / Ritual-Based Combo / Re: Doomsday 2008 on: November 02, 2010, 07:55:28 pm
Yeah I like that R&D into Helmline kill.  Speaking of, can you get me my stormboards password somehow?  I lost it.

EDIT:  Nevermind emidln I found it, sorry if this should have been a PM.

And I can't take Fastbond out of this deck.  Gush is too good not to run for same-turn piles, and Fastbond is too good not to play with Gush.
6  Eternal Formats / Ritual-Based Combo / Re: TPTS - The Perfect Tropical Storm on: October 22, 2010, 11:56:02 am
Well we do have Preordain as an added cantrip which digs just as deep as See Beyond.  Fastbond is a card that I'm happy see vs shops.  Gush draws cards, generates mana and Stifles Wastelands.
7  Eternal Formats / Ritual-Based Combo / Re: TPTS - The Perfect Tropical Storm on: October 22, 2010, 09:17:01 am
All cock-measuring aside, have you guys tested Owen's list from his Channel-Fireball article?

Creatures - 1
1 Inkwell Leviathan

Artifacts - 7
1 Black Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mana Crypt
1 Memory Jar

Enchantments - 2
1 Fastbond
1 Necropotence

Instants - 18
4 Force of Will
4 Gush
4 Dark Ritual
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Chain of Vapor

Sorceries - 18
4 Preordain
4 Duress
2 Doomsday
1 Tendrils of Agony
1 Tinker
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Imperial Seal
1 Time Walk
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Ponder

Land - 14
1 Tropical Island
4 Underground Sea
3 Island
1 Misty Rainforest
4 Polluted Delta
1 Flooded Strand
8  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: [Madrid 9/10/2010] Eternal Weekend 2010 Vintage Main Event on: October 19, 2010, 03:40:44 pm
Does Inazio post here at all?  If not, does anyone know what his sideboard plan was?  He was playing Tropical Storm sideboarding into Oath, but with only 1 Forbidden Orchard.  It makes me think he was doing it vs aggro, but this deck should be crushing that anyway so probably not.  Was it for control with Bobs, or what?
9  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: [Results - Top 8] T1@Tobi's Home (Muehltal), 15.10.2010 on: October 19, 2010, 03:28:03 pm
Looks like a good time, and thanks for the lists.  What is the "Engel" in the 3rd place Dredge list?  Iona?  Angel of Despair?
10  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Cockatrice - intended as successor to MWS on: October 13, 2010, 07:59:54 am
Hey, for stacking the cards I meant the same way you can stagger the lands, you can still read each card name.  When I do Empty the Warrens for 20 Goblin tokens, it takes up a ton of room when each has to have it's own individual space with a buffer zone around it.  Speaking of EtW, a shortcut for the clone command would be very helpful.  Really liking the program, and lots of the little stuff that it does better (like downloading card pics as you play) make a big difference to me.
11  Eternal Formats / Global Vintage Tournament Reports and Results / Re: GAT is Back: 1st Place at the Ann Arbor "Black and White" Vintage tournament,QnD on: October 06, 2010, 10:41:37 am
Hi Steve, could you explain a little bit about Spell Pierce over Duress?  Blue count is still high without it, but were you worried more about topdecked removal or topdecks in general?  Flashbacks from Dredge?  Do you think these outweigh seeing their hand, pumping Dryad sooner, and them not being able to pay to shut it off (especially since there's no mana denial other than Trygon)?  Thanks
12  Eternal Formats / Miscellaneous / Re: Be Aggressive, B E Aggressive - 0 Land Belcher in Vintage on: October 05, 2010, 08:25:25 pm
Are you playing the list you posted above?  Do you like Guttural Response better than Welders, even with the Grim Monoliths?
13  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free Article] This just in: The DCI is Awesome! on: October 01, 2010, 09:52:35 am
It's not like we're dealing with mostly students here, most of us have (well) paying jobs.... and I've said this a million times before, Hobbies (Like Magic) cost MONEY, you should accept that... other hobbies like golfing. fishing, snowboarding, skiing etc all cost money as well.....If you're not able to accept that I'd seriously reconsider if this is the thing you want to be doing in your weekends.

Another option here is to realize that you're following the rules, can proxy whatever cards you want, and not reconsider it at all  Smile
That would be a valid option if we weren't discussing using proxies vs buying cards as Matt clearly stated his opinion on in his article....

"Using proxies" is one of the options, you listed it right in your post dude.  I don't think it's right to tell people to reconsider playing Vintage because even though they're following the rules, they're not following them in the way that you think they should.
14  Eternal Formats / Eternal Article Discussion / Re: [Free Article] This just in: The DCI is Awesome! on: October 01, 2010, 08:58:10 am
It's not like we're dealing with mostly students here, most of us have (well) paying jobs.... and I've said this a million times before, Hobbies (Like Magic) cost MONEY, you should accept that... other hobbies like golfing. fishing, snowboarding, skiing etc all cost money as well.....If you're not able to accept that I'd seriously reconsider if this is the thing you want to be doing in your weekends.

Another option here is to realize that you're following the rules, can proxy whatever cards you want, and not reconsider it at all  Smile
15  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Cockatrice - intended as successor to MWS on: October 01, 2010, 08:49:20 am
Liking this so far.  Small suggestions:

-Having the option to save token names/stats and select them when you "Create Token".  
-Can we stagger the cards on top of each other?
-From "View Top x Cards of Library" pop-up, having the normal options (send to bottom of library, send to graveyard, etc).  Using Lim-Dul's Vault properly seems impossible unless I'm missing something.
-Any way to just make the play area bigger?  There's a lot of empty space on the screen.  Already using "Economical View".

Definitely prefer this to MWS, nice job man.
16  Eternal Formats / Ritual-Based Combo / Re: Doomsday 2008 on: September 29, 2010, 01:28:52 pm
I wouldn't call Mind's Desire "dead" in a deck full of rituals, tutors, card draw, yawg will, etc.  For pass the turn piles I'd rather have RD (plus two Tendrils sideboard) than uncastable unpitchable Beacon maindeck.  I will definitely splash green rather than red.
17  Eternal Formats / Creative / Re: What deck would you play??? on: September 28, 2010, 06:12:25 pm
So i just finished a Scars prerelease and I have to say based on the new cards I would have to play Trygon Tezz.  There are just so many artifacts out there that need some killing lol. Not to mention I would say this deck is very strong against all other except maybe storm.  The possibility that storm just goes off before you can get your vault pieces together keeps the balance.  I guess that being said, Storm might be the oddball deck to play, though you better pray you don't run into Shops.  God I hate rock, scissors, paper.

Probably none of those artifacts other than Ratchet Bomb will see play, don't worry about them.  Not that Trygon is bad, it still eats up Oaths and Stax/MUD pieces and all.

If it was me I would bring Dredge to any unknown meta.  You roll most everything game one, and if they don't pack lots of sideboard hate....
18  Eternal Formats / Miscellaneous / Re: Be Aggressive, B E Aggressive - 0 Land Belcher in Vintage on: September 28, 2010, 09:24:01 am
Yeah I like Goblin War Strike sideboard in the Legacy build, but not in Vintage without 4 Burning Wish and I wouldn't want to waste maindeck slots on it.
19  Eternal Formats / Ritual-Based Combo / Re: So Gush AND Frantic Search are back...Are you going to play them in Combo? on: September 28, 2010, 08:40:35 am
I'm not playing either in TPS or (obviously) ANT.  I'll play 4x Gush in Doomsday.
20  Eternal Formats / Miscellaneous / Re: Meadbert's Testing results summer 2010 on: September 22, 2010, 06:58:59 pm
Did we kind of already establish that Arcane Denial results in these things are directly linked with you having more familiarity with it than with the other decks you're playing?
21  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Elves! We have a winner! on: September 22, 2010, 09:40:39 am
Obviously if you have 20 mana you're already going off, so what is this for?

Have you played the deck?  There's plenty of times you get to a point where you've got lots of mana producers but no gas.  You run into a patch of land or your combo piece is stuck at the bottom of the deck.  So you're left with a bunch of 1/1's that can't kill your opponent right then and there.  Elf decks need draw engines.  Bouncing Visionary once or twice a turn doesn't cut it.  Sometimes Glimpse fails.  Scullclamp can cause you to overextend.  Having another option in the deck is great.

Yes, I have this deck built and play it a lot.  You don't ever end up with 20 mana but "no gas".  If you have 20 mana you have glimpses or skullclamp online, most likely both.  The only time there is ever an issue is if you've cast more than one glimpse, have exactly one card left in your library, and that card is your Grapeshot.

If the deck actually worked that well, then budget players would pick it up all over the place.  It doesn't.  It fizzles all the time.  Land clumps, redundant scullcalmps or enchantments, too many Symbiotes and not enough elves.  Sentinals but no Heritage Druids or Rangers.  This stuff happens a lot.  Genesis wave lets you convert a bunch of Priest of Titania mana into to permanents.  This card helps you get there in elf decks.

If you have symbiotes and no elves, or sentinels and no druids/birchlores, where exactly are you getting the mana to make Genesis at all effective?  Do you actually play Priest of Titania?  I think maybe we're talking about different decks here.
22  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Elves! We have a winner! on: September 22, 2010, 09:25:57 am
Obviously if you have 20 mana you're already going off, so what is this for?

Have you played the deck?  There's plenty of times you get to a point where you've got lots of mana producers but no gas.  You run into a patch of land or your combo piece is stuck at the bottom of the deck.  So you're left with a bunch of 1/1's that can't kill your opponent right then and there.  Elf decks need draw engines.  Bouncing Visionary once or twice a turn doesn't cut it.  Sometimes Glimpse fails.  Scullclamp can cause you to overextend.  Having another option in the deck is great.

Yes, I have this deck built and play it a lot.  You don't ever end up with 20 mana but "no gas".  If you have 20 mana you have glimpses or skullclamp online, most likely both.  The only time there is ever an issue is if you've cast more than one glimpse, have exactly one card left in your library, and that card is your Grapeshot.
23  Eternal Formats / General Strategy Discussion / Re: Elves! We have a winner! on: September 21, 2010, 04:00:40 pm
Obviously if you have 20 mana you're already going off, so what is this for?
24  Eternal Formats / Creative / Re: Doomsday post RoE on: April 24, 2010, 01:02:15 am
Regarding wasteland, even fish doesn't play them these days in my area so I'm not worried. The back up tendrils plan and back up tinker plan should be enough if i'm desperate.
I ordered these Shelldocks after seeing the Legacy deck idea last week, then realized that you have to pass the turn after playing them Sad
There are piles that allow for you to win without passing the turn
<top>
brainstorm
time walk
lotus
shelldock isle
emrakul
<bottom>
 that works

So you draw Brainstorm and play it, putting card 1 and card 2 back.  You play the Shelldock (exiling Emrakul), Lotus and Time Walk.
On Time Walk turn you draw Card 1 and cast Emrakul, giving you another Time Walk.
On the second Time Walk turn you draw Card 2, attack with Emrakul for 15 and wipe their board.  Luckily for them they don't need any board position because they win on your next draw step. Smile
25  Vintage Community Discussion / Rules Q&A / Stacking upkeep triggers on: April 23, 2010, 12:44:22 pm
Say they have a Smokestack and a Tanglewire.  They obviously want me to sac, then tap.  But what if I have an Ichorid in the graveyard too?  Do I get to put the Ichorid trigger on the stack first, then they order theirs from there?

26  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: Moments you wish you could have back. on: April 22, 2010, 02:20:47 pm
9 mana available (with Rits, etc) when I know my opp is holding FoW, "baiting" with Bargain then resolving Necro.  >_>
27  Eternal Formats / Creative / Re: Doomsday post RoE on: April 21, 2010, 12:08:07 pm
What Minamo?  The Minamo land only untaps Legendary things, which Shelldock isn't.
28  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: New England Vintage Events on: April 21, 2010, 11:38:47 am
Just confirming that I would attend as long as there's enough notice.
29  Vintage Community Discussion / General Community Discussion / Re: New England Vintage Events on: April 21, 2010, 09:56:33 am
Myriad would be nice, that's a completely doable 2.75 hours for me.
30  Eternal Formats / Creative / Re: Doomsday post RoE on: April 21, 2010, 09:23:47 am
I ordered these Shelldocks after seeing the Legacy deck idea last week, then realized that you have to pass the turn after playing them Sad
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